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Get Involved in the Outdoors
Iowa's outdoors opportunities are filled with excitement, exploration, memories and fun. The ultimate joy of being outdoors is sharing it with others. Enjoy the fresh air, experience the amazing sights and find your place of peace. Get involved in the outdoors - buy your license today! Your license purchase helps fund conservation, habitat and safety initiatives in Iowa, creating plentiful hunting and fishing opportunities across the state.

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NASP TO HUNTING
NASP to hunting pathway

Archery in the Schools (NASP)
Shooting archery in NASP is an easy transition to hunting. Hunting provides an extra outlet for kids who are already safely learning to shoot a bow. Start your archery journey today.



SCTP TO HUNTING
SCTP to hunting pathway

Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP)
The shooting skills you learn in SCTP can prepare you to go hunting. If you ask a coach or member on your trap shooting team, they’d love to find a person to take you out hunting. Start your hunting journey today.



RECREATIONAL SHOOTING TO HUNTING
recreational shooting to hunting pathway

Recreational Shooting
Recreational shooting opens the door for everyone to learn how to shoot in a supportive and safe environment. It also offers a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors, through hunting. Start your outdoor journey today.